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Cultural Events
Attend a seminar on setting up your banking account or learn Ballroom Dance. Try a yoga session or enjoy a major concert featuring a world-renowned performer. Celebrate cultural diversity during the University’s two-month-long Carnevale celebration. Your academic pursuits and life experience at Northeastern will be enriched and shaped by the activities you choose, the clubs you join, and the life-long friends you make at Northeastern. So get involved. Contribute. Experience. And enjoy!

You can find all our events and more on our monthly ISSI Newsletter. If you would like to be added to our mailing list, click here


Friday, January 8th – Friday, January 15th 2016
Welcome Week
Following Orientation students will experience Welcome Week: a week dedicated to new students in which Northeastern provides an array of academic and social programs, and a host of opportunities to explore and experience the campus and community.

Monday, January 11th 2016
International Graduate Orientation (ALL COLLEGES EXCEPT COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING)
It is mandatory to sign up for one of our orientations. Our orientation on January 11th will take place from 9:00am to 1:00pm in the Ballroom (2nd Floor of Curry Student Center.) Note: Please bring your I-20 and passport to orientation. Registration required
If you have any questions, please email a.manice@neu.edu

Saturday, January 16th 2016
6:00 PM | Curry Student Center Ballroom
Yalda
Yalda is an Iranian festival celebrating the longest and darkest night of the year and is traditionally celebrated with families and friends. The most similar event in the U.S. would be Thanksgiving. Iran and many other countries in the region, such as Tajikistan, use this event to celebrate their culture and teach their youth about their history and culture. Join us to celebrate this region's culture and history with great music, dance performances, and delicious food!

ISSI co-sponsored event. NU students $5 and non NU guests $15. Visit NU Ticketing for purchasing tickets.

Saturday, January 16th 2016
7:30 PM | Sanders Theatre, Cambridge
MLK Gospel Concert
This is one of the longest running and most cherished annual community events. The Multicultural Arts Center presents the Harlem Gospel Choir for the Joyful Noise Gospel Concert! Sit back, stand up and join in, as they share their message of peace, hope, and love through song to celebrate the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Non ISSI sponsored event. Tickets are $15 with Student ID
For more information, click here

Saturday, January 23rd 2016
5:00 PM | Boston Common
Ice-Skating at Boston Common
Come skate at the Boston Common’s timeless frog pond! Rent skates while enjoying the Holiday lights with friends, and meet our Global Student Mentors!

ISSI sponsored event. $18 for entry and rentals
Registration required here

Tuesday, January 26th 2016
12:00 PM | 318 Curry Student Center (McLeod Suites)
Beyond Borders: Greece
Join the ISSI and Co-op Connections for lunch and a global discussion, as we explore life and culture beyond NU’s campus! This session will focus on the culture and history of Greece, with presenters who have lived, worked and/or studied in Greece. Food from the region will be provided.

ISSI co-sponsored free event.
Registration required here

Saturday, January 30th 2016
8:45 AM - 2:00 PM | Chicken Lou’s
Wrentham Village Premium Outlets
Come see one of the finest outlet shopping malls with over 170 retailers!

ISSI co-sponsored free event.
Registration required here

Friday, February 5th 2016
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM | Visitor Center
International Student Mixer – for fall 2015 and spring 2016 undergraduate day admits
First year undergraduate day international students and American students who reside abroad are invited for an evening at the Visitor Center to mingle, and meet with the International Student And Scholar Institute (ISSI) staff. Come socialize with other first year students and celebrate the one month mark from Orientation! Food and refreshments will be served.

ISSI sponsored free event.
Registration required here

Friday, February 19th 2016
12:00 PM | Curry Student Center (Fourth Floor Suites)
Beyond Borders: The Netherlands
Join the ISSI and Co-op Connections for lunch and a global discussion, as we explore life and culture beyond NU’s campus! This session will focus on the culture and history of the Netherlands, with presenters who have lived, worked and/or studied in The Netherlands. Food from the region will be provided.

ISSI sponsored free event.
Registration required here

Wednesday, March 16th 2016 and Thursday, March 17th 2016
7:30 PM | Cabot Cage
ISSI Annual Soccer Tournament
Whether you call it soccer or football, get your game face on for the annual soccer tournament! Come watch as teams compete for the coveted title and a prize! Only one team will emerge victorious, do you have what it takes?

ISSI sponsored free event.
Registration required to compete in the tournament

Sunday, March 20th 2016
1:00 PM | W. Broadway and Dorchester Ave
St. Patrick’s Day Parade
The South Boston, St. Patrick's Parade is Listed as the second largest parade in the country, being viewed by nearly 600,000 to 1 Million people every year in addition to having the entire parade seen on Live TV.
http://www.southbostonparade.org/

Non ISSI sponsored event.

Thursday, March 24th 2016
12:00 PM | 318 Curry Student Center (McLeod Suites)
Beyond Borders: Serbia
Join the ISSI and Co-op Connections for lunch and a global discussion, as we explore life and culture beyond NU’s campus! This session will focus on the culture and history of Serbia, with presenters who have lived, worked and/or studied in Serbia. Lunch will be provided.

ISSI sponsored free event.
Registration required here

Saturday, April 9th 2016
3:00 PM | Chicken Lou's
The North End - Walking Adventure
Meet up with Global Student Mentors for a stroll to the North End for a Cannoli! See historical sites while making new friends!

ISSI sponsored free event.
Registration required here

Thursday, April 14th 2016
12:00 PM | 442 Curry (4th Floor Suites)
Beyond Borders: South Korea
Join the ISSI and Co-op Connections for lunch and a global discussion, as we explore life and culture beyond NU’s campus! This session will focus on the culture and history of South Korea, with presenters who have lived, worked and/or studied in South Korea. Lunch will be provided.

ISSI sponsored free event.
Registration required here

Monday, April 18th 2016
1:00 PM | Prudential Center
Boston Marathon Finish Line
The Boston Marathon is the world's oldest annual marathon and ranks as one of the world's most prestigious road racing events. The Boston Athletic Association manages this American classic, which is sponsored by John Hancock Financial Services. The Boston Marathon has distinguished itself as the pinnacle event within the sport of road racing by virtue of its traditions, longevity and method of gaining entry into the race (via qualification).
http://www.baa.org/races/boston-marathon/event-information.aspx

Non ISSI sponsored event.

Saturday, May 7th 2016
9:00 AM | Chicken Lou's
Day Trip: Boston Harbor Islands Trip
The largest recreational open space in Eastern Massachusetts, the Boston Harbor Islands are one of the Northeast's great destinations. Comprised of 34 islands and mainland parks, the park attracts over 1/2 million visitors annually and is an important ecological habitat for wildlife.
http://www.bostonharborislands.org/#!directions-fees/c18fo

ISSI sponsored event. Ferry transportation $12.
Registration required here

Graduate Orientation

Spring Graduate Student Orientation
This is a mandatory program for graduate students starting spring 2016. For more information, click here

Graduate Student Evening Reception, Date TBD
Join the ISSI for a reception to meet fellow graduate students and staff members of the ISSI! Refreshments provided.

Additional Spring Events

February 2016



Carnevale!
The month of February is the annual celebration of culture at Northeastern! The ISSI works with student groups from Dubai to Des Moines to host cultural events introducing different cultures to the broader Northeastern community. Check out our Carnevale Facebook for updates and event schedules!

Students are welcome to submit a proposal to run an event during Carnevale. Proposals can be submitted here